The Ruins of Itri..A Beautiful Place To Contemplate The Beauty and Greatness of God and His Creation
This gorgeous location, outside of Bet Shemesh, in the Judean Hills of Jerusalem, was brought to my attention by Rabbi Lazer Brody. He explains that it is an ancient Judean village that was destroyed during the Bar Kochba Revolt against the Romans nearly 1900 years ago (132 -136 CE). It was a village of extremely pious Jews that has a large synagogue, four mikvas, and one of the most well-preseved winepresses from the period of the Second Temple. The village is off the beaten tourist path, quite near Elah Valley where David fought Goliath in the western Judean foothills. Enjoy!!